Ok, so I am 100% new to this, but I am in a basement band (we prefer it to the garage) and my friend/fellow guitarist has some pretty decent equipment. Currently we record in his basement, but it's all one track and takes multiple tries to get everything balanced the way we want, not to mention the quality isn't great. I've come across a multi-track editing program (Adobe Audition 1.5), and would like to use it to enhance our home recording capabilities. Long story short: can anyone tell me if an 8-channel (or any other # of channels) mixer can output individual signals for individual tracks, or does it mix it down to one signal? What I mean is that each instrument is miked into a separate channel in the mixer. Would the mixer's output signal to a PC include each channel individually, or would they all become one signal? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.